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How can I put back the bottom bobbin assembly pops out. Can't seem to get it back in properly

Sears Kenmore model 12912890

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Christytn,

I am going to guess that you have the bobbin thread facing the wrong way. When you
put it in the case, open part facing you, make sure the thread is going clockwise.
That should fix the problem.

Debbe

Posted on Feb 01, 2009

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SOURCE: I have taken the tension

hello dtho.... go to searspartsdirect.com

Enter your model number and you will see an exploded view of your machine with all of the parts labeled and in the proper order. Joe

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Sears Kenmore Model 385.15108200 and can't get the needle assembly to function. I can turn it by hand but when I use the foot pedal it just hums and does not move the needle assembly. Any thoughts?


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It's not that hard to service it your self. Pop open the top with a screwdriver, clean dust and lint out with a cotton swap moistened with sewing machine oil. Turn the handwheel to see where parts move against each other and put a drop at each spot. Do the same thing underneath your machine. Your camstack might be sticking from no oil ever. Turn your pattern knob and see if each time parts connected to it are moving well. That lever might need oil too. I don't know how to fix a bobbin winder though. You could check the files at the Yahoo groups called VintageKenmore or OldKenmores (not the exact spelling but you can search on Kenmore).

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Bobbin thread not catchinig Kenmore model 385 12912890


Christytn,

I am going to guess that you have the bobbin thread facing the wrong way. When you
put it in the case, open part facing you, make sure the thread is going clockwise.
That should fix the problem.

Debbe

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Instructions for theading a Sears Kenmore Sewing machine model 158.14000


all machines thread the same. TTN tension,take up, needle.
Beginning with the spool, guide the thread through the thread guides to the tension assembly. Pull the thread through the tension assembly and test it to make sure the tension is working correctly.
(To do this test,adjust your tension setting to normal or medium or 5 or something in the middle. Raise the presser foot and pull the thread through the tension. It should pull easily!! Lower the presser foot and pull the thread. It should pull noticeably harder.) If it passes this test, continue up through the take up lever,then down through the thread guides to the needle. Make sure your needle is fully inserted and turned the correct way.( If you load your bobbin case from the left side,the needle rule is normally FLAT to the RIGHT is RIGHT. There are some exceptions. If you have a newer style drop in bobbin or your bobbin case loads in the front then the rule is FLAT to the BACK.

To wind the bobbin, guide the thread around the thread guide on
the left top of your machine, then to the bobbin winder. Wind the thread around the bobbin several times, place the bobbin on top of the bobbin winder, push it against the wheel and press the foot pedal. It should stop winding when the bobbin is full or you take your foot off the control

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I discovered the same problem. What I figured out (after having the machine "repaired" several times) is that it seems as if the bobbin type may be the suspect. I started looking closely and it seems as if I have 2 different types of bobbins. So, I tried both types. Since I don't know the bobbin number(s), you will have to put up with my description .... the bobbin that is flat, top & bottom, seems to bunch up. The bobbin "bounces" when I sew. The bobbins that are rounded on the top and bottom don't seem to "bounce" and it doesn't bunch up the lower thread. Now, I have read my manual front to back and it does not say what bobbin type or number to use. So, if anyone knows, it would be a great help. I am assuming the correct bobbin is the "class 66" bobbin. Does anyone know for sure?

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Kenmore model 385. 12912890


Make sure your machine is set to feed material. There may be a switch or knob somewhere on your machine to lower the "feed dogs" (the little metal teeth that pull the material through the machine). If they are down, the material won't feed so the machine will sew in place. More likely, since its knotting on the bottom, your machine is probably not threaded correctly. Rethread the machine, and try again.
Yes, the thread on the bottom IS the needle thread.

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